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A Youth-Led, Family-Friendly Version of Shakespeare’s Hilarious Comedy

A Timeless Perspective on Love, Wit & Mischief

Back by popular demand, and with a delightful concoction reminiscent of *Downton Abbey* meeting *Brooklyn 9-9*, this rendition of *The Merry Wives of Windsor* promises a rollercoaster of wit, humor, and charm. This is a Limited Run for 3 Performances only October 20-22 at The Capitol Encore Academy of Fayetteville.

Dive into the enthralling world of Sir John Falstaff, the self-assured gentleman, who finds himself ensnared in his own web as he attempts to woo not one, but two wily housewives. As if this weren’t enough to keep you entertained, the tale takes another twist with three suitors vying for the affections of the young Anne Page.

Under the skilled direction of Kathryn Womelsduff, these budding stars of Green Tea channel the energy, complexity, and spirit of their characters. Their performance not only showcases their understanding of the narrative, but reflects their perspective on the timeless themes of love, wit, and mischief. 

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In a world that is constantly evolving, the age-old tales gain new relevance. This story, although set in a different time, mirrors the clever maneuvers and intrigues of our modern society. Our approach aims to bridge the gap between the past and the present, making Shakespeare relatable and accessible to all, especially the younger generation.

This particular production of *The Merry Wives of Windsor* stands out not only for its youthful exuberance but also for the harmonious collaboration with our esteemed partners, the Arts Council of Fayetteville & Cumberland County and The Capitol Encore Academy. Held in the heart of the city at The Capitol Encore Academy on Hay Street, this collaboration is a testament to the community’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of artists.

Join us from October 20-22, 2023, for a riveting performance where youthful zest meets classical storytelling. With tickets priced at a flexible “Pay What You Will” starting at $10, it’s an invitation to witness the future of theatre while basking in the warmth of community and tradition.



This a family-friendly performance.

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Pay what you wish! Minimum donation of $10 .


This venue is accessible, with handicap parking, and standard width doors for entry. Restrooms are available. Audience seating is on folding chairs; cushions are available for rent (free for Patreon Members). You’re welcome to bring your own cushions.

Contact Information

Call 910-420-4384 (available 1 hour prior to the performance until 30 minutes into the performance) or email


This production is sponsored by a grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville & Cumberland County, with funding from the NC Arts Council, and the Arts Midwest/ National Endowment for the Arts’ Shakespeare in American Communities program.

Additional support provided by The Capitol Encore Academy.


Sweet Tea Shakespeare gathers diverse communities around a common table to delight in the magic of story, song, and stagecraft.

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Sweet Tea Shakespeare is a theatre & music company based in Fayetteville NC. We also do Shakespeare in Raleigh NC, Shakespeare in Sanford NC, Shakespeare in Elizabethtown NC. We do occasional musical theatre. We do school performances. We have a drunk Shakespeare series called LIT. We have a young company called Green Tea.